News at the top of the hour, 6am - 1pm Monday thru Friday
Tony's glad to be back in Omaha after a stint in Atlanta, where he won an Associated Press Award for Best Newscast. He also worked for CNN Radio and the Georgia News Network.
In Omaha, Tony's been on the radio for decades, starting out on Sweet 98's Breakfast Flakes show and ending up with a long tour of duty on sister station KGOR. In addition to his KFAB duties, he also provides morning news on sister stations KGOR, KAT103 and 93.3 The Wolf. (Yes, he moves quickly thru the hallways.)
Tony lives in Omaha with his Beautiful Wife, Ronita... enjoying his awesome extended family and the world's greatest city!
1. BENEDICT'S LAST DAY AS POPE
The pope met with cardinals one by one today and was to fly to the papal retreat and into retirement by 2 p.m.
2. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN SEARCH FOR SUCCESSOR
A conclave of cardinals will meet in secrecy and choose a new pope. Smoke from the Sistine Chapel will let the outside world know.
3. CONGRESS STAGES HAIL MARY SHOWDOWN ON BUDGET CUTS
But lawmakers believe votes today to avert $85 billion in budget cuts by Friday are doomed.
4. WHAT AID THE U.S. PLANS FOR SYRIA REBELS
The Obama administration says it will provide the Syrian opposition with an additional $60 million in assistance.
5. MEDICARE FUNDED SUBSTANDARD NURSING HOMES
A government report today says about $5.1 billion was paid for patients to stay in nursing facilities that didn't meet quality-of-care rules.
6. TOUGH FIRST DAY AHEAD FOR LEW
The budget expert will start as Treasury secretary a day before huge automatic government cuts are to take effect.
7. IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH. AND IN SPACE.
A tycoon plans to send a married couple on a privately built spaceship on a slingshot voyage around Mars.
8. WHAT FOOD SUPPLY IS THREATENED IN JAPAN
The country consumes about 80 percent of the world's Bluefin tuna, and stocks have plummeted by about three-quarters over the last 15 years.
9. VEGAS CASINOS FOLD ON POKER ROOMS
Eight rooms have closed in the past two years, as a crackdown on Internet gambling weakens the game's appeal.
10. A HANDS-FREE SMART DEVICE FOR YOUR WRIST
Smart watches can display texts, email, scan Twitter and also tell time.